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Boost walking and cycling spending, councils urged

01 May 2008
 

Seventy transport, health and planning groups have called on local authorities to commit a bigger proportion of their transport budgets to promoting walking and cycling as a way of helping to tackle obesity.

They want authorities to spend 10% of their transport budgets on walking and cycling; make 20mph speed limits the norm in residential areas; and set targets for increasing walking and cycling trips. The groups also support the concept of "filtered permeability" - giving walking...

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